Another '80s show is coming to the big screen - VIDEO
OK, so one of the scenarios below is actually true. Can you guess which one?
a.) Superbad star Jonah Hill is going to write and star in a big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street.
b.) Nicolas Cage is going to star in a big screen version of the action series Riptide.
c.) George Clooney will star in and direct a movie version of Magnum, P.I.
d.) Ian Ziering will star in a big screen version of The Greatest American Hero.
After the jump, the answer.
If you answered d.) Ian Ziering will star in a big screen version of The Greatest American Hero...that's false. Actually, the answer is a. Superbad star Jonah Hill is going to write and produce a movie version of the Johnny Depp show 21 Jump Street. He might even star in it. Stephen J. Cannell, who produced the TV version, will also co-produce the new movie.
Is there a big enough audience for a movie based on 21 Jump Street? Would they even be thinking about it if Depp hadn't become a real star (and will he do a cameo)? I can imagine other 80s shows on the big screen: Magnum, P.I., Remington Steele, even MacGyver (but only with Richard Dean Anderson, damn it!), and I'm curious as to what they think they can do with this film. Though I guess it all comes down to the writing and the cast.